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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-i-tiv]
    • /ˈæd ɪ tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-i-tiv]
    • /ˈæd ɪ tɪv/

Definitions of additively word

  • adverb additively in an additive manner 3
  • noun additively something that is added, as one substance to another, to alter or improve the general quality or to counteract undesirable properties: an additive that thins paint. 1
  • noun additively Nutrition. Also called food additive. a substance added directly to food during processing, as for preservation, coloring, or stabilization. something that becomes part of food or affects it as a result of packaging or processing, as debris or radiation. 1
  • adjective additively characterized or produced by addition; cumulative: an additive process. 1
  • adjective additively Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that the function of the union or sum of two quantities is equal to the sum of the functional values of each quantity; linear. 1
  • noun additively In an additive manner. 1

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Origin of additively

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
From the Late Latin word additīvus, dating back to 1690-1700. See additament, -ive

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additively popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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